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Since their introduction in 1962, silicone breast implants have been surgically emplaced in an estimated two million American women. Some women get them as part of breast reconstruction therapy following mastectomy for breast cancer, but the majority get them because they want larger breasts
Only Accepting Dow Corning Breast Implant Claims
Dow Corning was one of the leaders in the production of Silicone Breast Implants.
Dow Corning Corporation was incorporated in 1943 as a joint venture of Corning Class (now Corning Incorporated) and Dow Chemical to develop, produce and market silicones. Corning, Inc. provided the silicone technology and Dow Chemical provided the manufacturing processes. Silicone is a man-made product that is formed from quartz rock, a form of silica.
In 1991, Dow Corning manufactured an sold more that 4,500 silicone-based products to 45,000 customers worldwide, and was considered a leader in the industry. About 1% of total sales in 1991 came from silicone breast implant product.